Diabetic Recipe Asparagus with Sesame Ginger Sauce
With a succulent sesame-ginger sauce, this asparagus has a wonderful Asian flair. It makes the perfect side dish for meat or fish, plus asparagus is incredibly nutritious. It has no cholesterol, is low on the glycemic index, and it’s a great source of vitamin K and folate
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon tahini (pureed sesame seeds)
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon SPLENDA® Granular
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- 48 medium-size asparagus spears trimmed, peeled and cleaned
- In a food processor, combine everything except the asparagus and mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
- Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces, on the diagonal.
Half fill large skillet with water, cover and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer just until crisp-tender, approximately four to five minutes. Drain well but do not rinse.
- Transfer to serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot asparagus and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 7 servings.
Serving Size: 2/3 cup
- Calories = 70
- Total Fat = 4 g
- Saturated Fat = 1 g
- Carbohydrate = 6 g
- Protein = 3 g
- Sodium = 150 mg
- Fiber = 3 g
- Cholesterol = 0 mg
- Vegetable = 1
- Fat = 1